Texas mayoral races, Austin homeless measure among key issues on Saturday ballots. Here’s what you need to know.
Local elections are happening across Texas on Saturday, some of which have drawn statewide — and even national — attention. Here are the four that we are watching most closely, plus a few other contests to keep in mind.
3 incumbent mayors win re-election
SAN ANTONIO - A trio of local incumbent mayors were elected Tuesday to another term in office. Cibolo Mayor Stan "Stosh" Boyle defeated two challengers for a second term. With 100% of the vote counted, Boyle received 1,538 votes, which was enough to avoid a runoff with Glenda Henry, who garnered 912 votes and Kara Latimer, who received 623 votes. Dan Reese defeated a familiar opponent for a second term as Windcrest mayor. Reese received 922, or 57% of the vote, compared to Baxter, who garnered 687, or 42 percent of the vote.
Cibolo councilman no longer running for reelection after discovering error on application
CIBOLO, Texas - A Cibolo councilman announced he is no longer on the ballot for the upcoming general election because of an error on his part. On his Facebook page, Brian Byrd posted a picture of his application saying he failed to fill out part of the document for placement on the ballot. While Byrd can apply to be a write-in candidate, he said he will not be running for reelection. Byrd posted the following statement on his page:"Mr. Reggie Bone will now be unopposed as the only candidate for District 3. Bone will have my support and prayers as he will carry out his Oath of Office next year."
City Council votes to keep Cibolo mayor in office
CIBOLO, Texas - In front of a packed crowd, the Cibolo City Council voted to keep Mayor Stan Stosh Boyle in office during a special meeting Tuesday night. The council voted 3-3 on whether Boyle had forfeited his office over a lack of qualifications, with apparent confusion over a legal phrase playing into council members decisions. Five votes were needed to remove him from office. Court documents show Boyle was convicted of "conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute" and sentenced to four years of probation. The only thing that could remove Boyle from office now would be a judges order, Garza said.
Cibolo mayor's job on the line in special meeting Tuesday night
SAN ANTONIO - A decades-old drug charge could force Stan "Stosh" Boyle out of his position as Cibolo's mayor, depending on the outcome of a special city council meeting tonight. Court documents show Boyle was convicted of "conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute" and sentenced to four years of probation. Removing him would take a vote by three-quarters of the city council - in this case, five out of the six remaining members. The mayor has been otherwise mostly quiet in the run-up to tonight's meeting, though he is expected to speak during the hearing. Nor, Garza said, could either he or the city secretary force Boyle to removed from the November 2019 ballot.
Cibolo mayor faces removal over alleged drug conviction
SAN ANTONIO - Cibolo Mayor Stan "Stosh" Boyle faces the possibility of being removed from office over revelations of a decades-old drug charge. Following the 5-2 vote for a hearing, Boyle said he did not "fully accept the forfeiture of office." The city secretary told KSAT a date for the hearing has not yet been set. The U.S. Department of Justice told KSAT that no one by the name Stanley J. "Stosh" Boyle "has ever applied for, been granted or denied clemency."